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Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Directors:

Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg (uncredited)

Writer:

Budd Schulberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burl Ives ... Cottonmouth
Christopher Plummer ... Walt Murdock
Chana Eden ... Naomi
Gypsy Rose Lee ... Mrs. Bradford
Tony Galento Tony Galento ... Beef
Sammy Renick Sammy Renick ... Loser
Pat Henning Pat Henning ... Sawdust
Peter Falk ... Writer
Cory Osceola Cory Osceola ... Billy One-Arm
Emmett Kelly ... Bigamy Bob
MacKinlay Kantor MacKinlay Kantor ... Judge Harris
Totch Brown Totch Brown ... One-Note
George Voskovec ... Aaron Nathanson
Curt Conway Curt Conway ... Perfesser
Sumner Williams ... Windy
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Storyline

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Across the Everglades See more »

Filming Locations:

Everglades City, Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Schulberg Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Producer Budd Schulberg wanted Paul Newman for the Christopher Plummer part. See more »

Goofs

When Cottonmouth loses his hat in the swamp, it lands "right-side-up" on the water surface. In the next camera shot, the hat is now "upside-down" in the water. See more »

Quotes

Cottonmouth: [calling to the circling buzzards] Come and get me! Swamp-born, swamp-fattened!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Lostman's River
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Written by Totch Brown
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A movie ahead of its time..
23 January 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

And in Nicholas Ray's canon,it's not the only one.Few directors (if there were any) displayed ecological concern fifty years ago.Maybe John Huston did when he filmed the plight of the elephants in "roots of Heaven" at the time.But it was not as successful as "wind across the everglades.

They say Ray did not finish the film (once again it was not the only one;see also "55 days at Peking" )but ,apart from his plea for the everglades wildlife,we find one of his permanent features:the Walt/Cottonmouth relationship is very complex and verges on a father and son one (for that matter ,see also " knock on any door" "the lusty men" " run for cover" ..) The picture with these birds flying away is sublime.


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